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  1. Monkeyleg

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    George Soros Accepts Challenge To Debate Firearm Industry


    COLUMBUS, Ohio (October 13, 2004) – While speaking at a luncheon in Columbus, Ohio, sponsored by the Columbus Metropolitan Club, Billionaire George Soros accepted the challenge to debate the representative from the firearm trade association,The National Shooting Sports Foundation.

    Following his prepared remarks, Soros accepted questions from the audience. Lawrence G. Keane, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, questioned Soros about his funding of junk lawsuits designed to bankrupt the firearm industry. Soros is the financier of international gun control organizations operating in the United Nations.

    “We welcome the opportunity to debate Mr. Soros and to demand an explanation for his financing of lawsuits designed specifically to bankrupt the U.S. firearm industry, “ said Keane. “Mr. Soros wants to destroy firearm manufacturers and strip gun owners of their second amendment rights,†said Keane. Mr. Soros stated, “I look forward to the debate.â€

    We hope Mr. Soros has the courage to schedule this debate immediately. The American people are entitled to know why he has selected Senator Kerry to carry out Soros’s anti gun, anti industry, pro trial lawyer, international agenda.

    Mr. Soros financed two widely publicized lawsuits in Brooklyn, New York federal court that sought to blame members of the firearm industry for criminal shootings. In 1998, Soros bankrolled noted anti gun lawyer Elisa Barnes to the tune of $300,000 in the case of Hamilton v. Accu-Tek. A few years later, operating in the shadows of one of his foundations, the Open Society Institute, Soros contributed as much as $500,000 to Ms. Barnes’ suit filed on behalf of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) against members of the firearm industry. Both cases were improperly brought by Ms. Barnes before her handpicked gun judge, Jack B. Weinstein. The gun makers ultimately prevailed in both cases but only after lengthy trials that cost the defendants tens of millions of dollars to defend.

    Either directly or through his foundations, Mr. Soros also makes substantial contributions to numerous gun control organizations and projects like the HELP Network, SAFE Colorado and the Million Mom March. He is also a major funding source for Rebecca Peters, an Australian who heads the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA), whose goal is to attain strict limitations or outright bans on individual firearm ownership around the world through the United Nations. Peters played a pivotal role in the campaign that saw Australia enact prohibitions on semiautomatic and pump action rifles and shotguns, the kinds of guns used by hunters and sport shooters. In her efforts at global gun control, Peters told the United Nations the “international effort to restrict the flow of guns across borders must be accompanied by efforts to restrict the build-up of arsenals in private homes.â€

    The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the companies and businesses that make and sell firearms, ammunition and other products for the 40 million Americans who responsibly hunt and enjoy recreational shooting. Learn more at www.nssf.org.

    Media Contact:
    Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF
    (203) 426-1320
     
  2. Standing Wolf

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    I've never understood how a Hungarian Jew could take up the cause of Nazi-style totalitarianism. I can't imagine what contortions he must go through to look at himself in the mirror every morning.
     
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    “It can’t happen here.†The last words of every generation and culture that has failed to learn history’s hard lessons.

    Standing Wolf, you say it all the time.

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  4. SMMAssociates

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    Standing Wolf:

    I really think that we (Jews, that is) are "professional victims" outside of Israel.

    Guess you could say that my being "here" says that I'm not. :evil:

    I've got family in Israel who's local relations can't understand the "Uzi under the pillow" way of thinking. "Make nice...." Sure, right....

    We also seem to have a trust in "authority" that I find frightening.

    Kerry's brother was in town the other day, speaking at the Jewish Community Center. I wish I'd known about it.

    The local paper covered this, with an interesting commentary. The brother converted to Judaism a while back (this, if you're not aware of it, is both somewhat unusual and somewhat strongly discouraged) and married a Jewish girl. (I have no problem with that except that she could have done better :D .)

    However they also said that Kerry's grandparents (I forget which side) converted _from_ Judaism to Catholicism when they came to the US in the early 1900's. Sounds like the family history is to flip-flop.... :neener:

    (The paper said that this was common - to avoid religious discrimination and improve one's social standing. First I'd heard of it as being common, but it did/does happen. Sounds like the Kerry camp spinning....)
     
  5. fedlaw

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    Interesting article in the New Yorker re: Soros. My guess is that he does what he does for the same reason a dog licks his balls. Oh yeh, let us not forget the divine right of money.
     
  6. 4v50 Gary

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    Disliking a person or their perspective is quite normal but to resort to assassination is unworthy of our American ways. We'd might as well become a "junta" with death squads running amock. No thanks.
     
  7. shortydog

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    he might have ment a picture of him on a target.
     
  8. big poppa

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    whats his game?

    what is soros game?besides world socialism,i mean does he see himself as world leader? he seems to have the U.N. in his pocket.
     
  9. sendec

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    Soros has also financed a lot of relief organizations throughout Europe and the Balkans. The comments about "Nazi style totalitarianism" are inappropriate and incorrect in light of reality
     
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    If guns are ever confiscated in the United States, I can at least take comfort in knowing he will be killed.

    I absolutely despise this bastard. He thinks he can use his wealth to impose his will on me, which is morally wrong and unacceptable. Screw you, Soros... Molon Labe!
     
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    that guy is an idiot he will always have armed bodyguards....
     
  12. Chris Rhines

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    Guilty conscience, perhaps? George Soros quite possibly has caused more human suffering than any human being alive today. Look up how he made his fortune.

    - Chris
     
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    Soros is one seriously damaged personality. If it wasn't for his billions he would be in some looney bin somewhere. The man is damaged and I think dangerous to life, liberty and property.
     
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    If I were an agent of the government, you'd be correct.

    However, I'm not.

    Soros is a true enemy of freedom. He holds views that are entirely anathema to everything this country was founded on and stands for.

    That wouldn't be so bad if he didn't have enough money to actually effect significant change....
     
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    He ought to apply for honorable membership (such as there is) in the Bush family.
     
  16. goalie

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    It is a logical fallacy to state that certain honorable actions somehow cancel out other dishonorable actions. Soros wants to disarm me. Nothing else he does, good or bad, to myself or to others will alter the morality of his efforts to disarm me.
     
  17. Rebar

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    He's like most of the left-wingers that try to strip us of our rights. They see themselves as our social "superiors", an aristocracy that are "better", better looking, smarter, etc., and who look down on us peasants with a mixure of pity, loathing, and fear. They think if they can disarm us, then they won't have to fear us, and they'll be able to boss us around more, for our own good of course.
     
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